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Earth, “Mad Men” location (and some history): Bob’s Big Boy Broiler, Downey, California.

This is the first of my Mad Men geography articles to go outside of New York City! Although the show takes place mostly in New York, there’s a strong Southern California … Continue reading

July 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Earth, “Mad Men” location: “Heller’s Luxury Furs,” 246 Seventh Avenue, Manhattan.

It’s been a while since I’ve done a “Mad Men geography” post. This one is a little obscure, but, I think, important to the show. This address, 246 Seventh Avenue in … Continue reading

June 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Earth, “Mad Men” location (and some history): Sardi’s, 234 West 44th Street.

Admit it. You love Mad Men geography. This is Sardi’s, one of the most famous restaurants in Manhattan. Sardi’s is woven so tightly into the history and culture of the Broadway theater … Continue reading

June 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Earth, “Mad Men” location (and some history): Hotel Pennsylvania, formerly the Statler Hilton.

Ready for more Mad Men geography? This is the Hotel Pennsylvania, one of the most famous luxury hotels in Manhattan. It has stood on this spot (401 7th Avenue) since 1919, … Continue reading

May 21, 2014 · 1 Comment

Earth: Old Head of Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland, where something tragic once happened.

This spit that juts out into the Atlantic Ocean is called the Old Head of Kinsale. (Sounds like the name of a beer, doesn’t it?) It’s in County Cork, Ireland, … Continue reading

May 7, 2014 · 3 Comments

Earth, “Mad Men” location: the Campbells’ apartment, Park Avenue & East 83rd Street.

More Mad Men geography! I’ve now showcased the home addresses of two of the show’s main characters, Don Draper and Joan Holloway. Now it’s the turn of Pete Campbell–in many ways … Continue reading

May 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Earth, “Mad Men” location (and some history): White Horse Tavern, 567 Hudson Street.

This post is more history than anything else, and its connection to Mad Men is tenuous–it is mentioned, but never seen, in a line of dialogue in a season 4 episode … Continue reading

April 28, 2014 · 1 Comment

Earth: North Medford High School, Medford, Oregon, alma mater of missing person Jay Pringle.

This is North Medford High School in Medford, Oregon. Tomorrow evening I’ll be running an article profiling an unsolved missing persons case, that of Jay C. Pringle, age 17, who … Continue reading

April 18, 2014 · 1 Comment

Earth, “Mad Men” location: Joan Holloway’s apartment, 42 West 12th Street.

Ready for some more Mad Men Geography? This very fashionable address is on West 12th Street, and is evidently the apartment of Joan Holloway (played by Christina Hendricks), the extremely buxom, … Continue reading

April 17, 2014 · 1 Comment

Earth, “Mad Men” location (and some history): the original Benihana, 47 West 56th Street.

This is my second Mad Men Geography post (I think I’m going to create a tag for that!). The first is here. Above you see the facade of a Benihana Japanese … Continue reading

April 7, 2014 · 5 Comments
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